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Old 03-10-2011, 03:50 AM   Thread Starter #1
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Default TPMS - New Tires Installed At New Shop = FAIL

Now, let me preface this by saying I tried a new shop. I was fully intending on going to Walmart for my tirerack tire installation, but got a better price from a local tire shop. Took my car in, the tech dropped one of my tires, completely breaking off the valve stem from the TPMS. No big deal, owner talked to me, told me what happened and said he'd do everything and anything he could to "make it right." This was on January 11.

I've been in contact with the shop, back and forth phone calls for a couple weeks. Owner told me he had trouble locating a suitable replacement, that the whole sensor needed replaced and was trying to get the best price from a local dealership. He asked if I was in a hurry for it. I told him not really, the rubber stem would do for now, just to call when he had it in.

So, got a phone call a week ago saying that they had a new sensor in and I could bring my car back at anytime to get it installed. Took it in today, waited for an hour for them to install it. Seemed like they were having problems with getting the sensor to hook up with the ECU. They gave me my keys and took off like a bat out of hell to make it to work on time.

On my way home tonight, around mile 20 on the new sensor, my TPMS light was flashing. It continued to flash for about 2 minutes before going solid. This means a sensor error. Checked my tire pressure just to be sure, all fine of course.

So now I have to waste ANOTHER afternoon to get this fixed. I'd honestly rather remove the f*cking fuse and be done with it.

Anyone know if they absolutely "need" consult III? Am I just going to end up at the dealership anyway and pay out of pocket for this? I'm a pretty laid back guy, but this has me hot. There are several things I'd love to do than just to screw with this.
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Default Re: TPMS - new tires installed at new shop = FAIL

Take it to the dealer and have it re-programmed. Take that bill and go back to the shop and make them a new asshole. They need to pay for the re-programming they screwed up.

Don't take anyone's permission or reason.. get it done and have them pay you.
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Default Re: TPMS - new tires installed at new shop = FAIL

Originally Posted by obscured View Post
I've been in contact with the shop, back and forth phone calls for a couple weeks. Owner told me he had trouble locating a suitable replacement, that the whole sensor needed replaced and was trying to get the best price from a local dealership. He asked if I was in a hurry for it. I told him not really, the rubber stem would do for now, just to call when he had it in.
There's the second problem (first being they broke the sensor). I don't really care if you get the best price, or not...I only care that you fix the sensor that you broke.

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Take it to the dealer and have it re-programmed. Take that bill and go back to the shop and make them a new asshole. They need to pay for the re-programming they screwed up.

Don't take anyone's permission or reason.. get it done and have them pay you.
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Default Re: TPMS - New Tires Installed At New Shop = FAIL

wow thats just crazy. All the advice you need has been given above. Good luck and keep us posted
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Default Re: TPMS - New Tires Installed At New Shop = FAIL

Wow, that sucks. I just went thru something like that when i got my coolant changed and these fags broke my radiator. Needless to say i left with a brand new one out of their pockets. Do what you need to recoupe the costs from the local shop.
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